Key Accounts Manager- Wheels in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 9/29/2020

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Job Profile Summary
The primary responsibility of the Key Account Manager (KAM) is the execution of strategy in the development and management of business with key Wheel Accounts as identified by the Director of Wheel Sales. The KAM will be responsible for volume maintenance & identifying growth opportunities with strategic wheel dealers and the execution of ATD’s growth strategy specific to each individual account. The KAM will be responsible for coordinating onsite product and application training and participation in region and national dealer events.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage business volume & relationships with strategic accounts as identified by the Director of Wheel Sales
  • Develop new business opportunities by working collaborative with key ATD partners
  • Execute strategies and tactical actions to increase revenue & gross profit with strategic accounts
  • Coordinate program, product and application training to key customers and their sales personnel
  • Employ business development tools as provided by the company
  • Keep accurate and timely records of sales activity through CRM
  • Gather business intelligence and share with key stake holders
  • Participate in key dealer events to enhance Dealer and ATD branding market visibility
  • Maintain relevant knowledge of Wheel and Accessory Products

Key Partners (Positions):

  • Director of Wheel Sales
  • RP
  • DOS
  • RSOD
  • Corporate and Strategic Sales Teams
  • Wheel Sales Team (WSS, ISSR - Wheels)
  • Field Sales Personnel (CDM, IAM)

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You: 


  • Education:  Minimum High School Graduate or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university preferred
  • Experience:  3-5 year’s prior work/sales experience in outside sales with Commercial Products businesses is required
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable

Key Competencies:

  • Think strategically and innovatively:  Identify and act on ideas which further the Company’s strategic goals and business plan
  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems.  Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.
  • Knowledge of current materials, methods, technology and practices of the Company including but not limited to:
    • Company required training and the application of the concepts and philosophies.
    • ATD Value Proposition – the ability to develop a practical knowledge of the Value Proposition and proficient in communicating the features and benefits to the customer.
    • Contact Management – proficiency in use of the tool and the ability to monitor sales call as recorded by the sales personnel in the Region.
  • Ability to create business solutions to customer needs that directly impact the customer’s bottom line.
  • Thorough understanding of ATD’s sales process
  • Embrace change, self-starter, energetic, excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent face-to-face and telephone communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions
  • Functional knowledge of the use of a personal computer and/or laptop.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  as required by the specific position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R13094-2